7. Extractable & Leachates - EFRAC | Drug, Food, Gas, Proficiency Testing Laboratory
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    Extractable & Leachates

    The Food Processing Industry is a major Revenue Earner for the Plastic Manufacturing Sector. Global preference for Plastic as Packaging Material is due to it being Lightweight, Moldable, Non-corrosive by Nature, and Easy Availability in a variety of Colour Options. Plastic –Food Interactions are potentially risky as Chemically Hazardous Components leached by the Plastic Containers may prove to be toxic to humans. The migrating substances can be categorized into Intentionally added substances (IAS) and Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS).

    Considering the key aspect of Non-negotiable Consumer Safety, Extractable and Leachable (E & L) Studies for Food Products are absolutely critical. The Extractables and Leachables (E&L) Testing Identifies potentially harmful Chemical compounds for the end users and is an essential pre-requisite according to National and International Regulations.

    EFRAC has considerable experience in E&L Testing across a wide range of Food Matrices. It houses the latest Equipment that facilitates the accurate identification of Chemical leachates in the Products before and during use in conformance with applicable Standards and Regulatory requirements. .

    PARAMETERS

    INSTRUMENT (ICP-MS):

    • Aluminium
    • Barium
    • Cobalt
    • Copper
    • Iron
    • Lithium
    • Manganese
    • Zinc

     

    OTHER PARAMETERS:

    • Acetaldehyde
    • Ethylene glycol
    • Diethylene glycol
    • Formaldehyde
    • Isophthalic acid dichloride
    • Isophthalic acid
    • Terephthalic acid dichloride
    • phthalic acid
    • Vinyl Chloride
    • Phthalates
    • Bisphenol A

     

    INSTRUMENTS

    • Gas Chromatography FID/MS
    • ICP-MS/ICP-OES/AAS

    STANDARDS / REGULATIONS

    • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    • Indian Standards (BIS)
    • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
    • European Union Methods (EU)
    • German Institute for Standardization (DIN)